Study warns of ‘3 highs’ to post-menopausal women


TAIPEI–Post-menopausal women are more susceptibleto high blood pressure, high blood lipids and high blood sugar — commonly known as the “three highs” — than men in the same age group, according to a study released Friday by the Bureau of Health Promotion (BHP).

The study, commissioned by the bureau in 2007, found that women under 50 are less susceptible than men in that age group to hypertension, high levels of lipids, and high blood sugar. But the trend is reversed among older people, the study showed.

The incidence of hypertension among women in the 40-49 age group is 41 percent, compared to 46 percent among men in the same age group, according to the study.